Coastal Waters Forecast
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GENERALIZED STATEWIDE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR HAWAII
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
928 PM HST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR HAWAIIAN COASTAL WATERS...
A SURFACE RIDGE WILL GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN NORTH OF THE STATE
OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THE RIDGE WILL WEAKEN ON THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY AS A FRONT APPROACHES THE ISLANDS FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE
FRONT WILL MOVE DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
USHERING IN STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LARGE ROUGH SEAS.
A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL ARRIVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS ON
WEDNESDAY THEN CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY.

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HAWAIIAN WATERS WITHIN 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING THE CHANNELS-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT TO 30 KT
IN THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL AND NEAR SOUTH POINT. WIND WAVES 6 TO
9 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 5 TO 7 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST 20 TO
30 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 6 TO 10 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL BUILDING
TO 10 TO 13 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT AROUND KAUAI...EAST
15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES 5 TO 9 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL
10 TO 13 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES
5 TO 8 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 7 TO 10 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6
FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 KT AROUND
KAUAI...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. WIND WAVES BUILDING
TO 6 TO 10 FT AROUND KAUAI...4 TO 6 FT ELSEWHERE. NORTHWEST SWELL
7 TO 9 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 6 TO 10 FT. NORTHWEST SWELL 5 TO 7 FT SATURDAY...BECOMING
NORTH SWELL 7 TO 10 FT SUNDAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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